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Yes. Montana requires that all guests purchase the licenses to fish and hunt. Children age 14 and under do not require a license to fish.
Given the size of Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, having your own vehicle of some kind or a guided tour providing transportation is highly recommended. Having a car is ideal to fully explore the area. Rental cars are available at all area airports.
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For activities, we recommend dressing in layers. Hiking boots, shorts, comfortable pants and shirts are best for summer activities like hiking, mountain biking, and fishing. Water sandals are good for water activities like kayaking and canoeing. For winter, please pack warm clothing - sweaters, jackets, shirts (fleece, wool and flannel), jeans, weather resistant pants, long johns, warm socks, snow pants, winter snow boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. Other extras you may want to pack include sunglasses, a camera, and a swimsuit. In terms of anything extra, it is usually a good idea to bring along some snacks, food and drinks, especially if you want to have something late at night (most sites will cater to all your food requirements though). You can alert the campsite in advance for anything specific, and they may be able to cater to your requirements. Most camps provide the things you require, so you usually don't have to bring a lot, besides your clothes and books/Kindle.
The weather in mountainous regions can be quite unpredictable. Our best advice is to be prepared for anything and dress in layers because a 30 degrees Fahrenheit morning just might turn into an 80 degree afternoon. Spring: Spring is when Montana starts to wake up from the long slumber of winter. The flowers are abundant and the wildlife is celebrating the end of the cold days and nights. It seems that “green” is everywhere. Early spring, the end of March through the middle of May, the temperatures will get up to 50-60 degrees in the daytime and still 30-40 degrees at night. Late spring early summer mid May through the end of June days are about 60-70 degrees and nights are 40-50 degrees. Summer: Days from the beginning of July through the end of September are a warm 70-90 degrees cloaked by the elevation and winds – be sure to bring your sunscreen – it will only feel 65 degrees. You can actually see the weather - storms rolling in or away – the big sky factor. Montana is alive and you can feel is everywhere - great time to be here. Fall: Days from the beginning of October through November are usually 60-70 degrees during the day with nights in the 40-50 degree range. Temperatures cool off the closer you get to winter which usually takes hold around the middle of December. November is still a wonderful time to explore beautiful big sky Montana. Winter: As a blanket of snow covers the valley - the valley is alive with a crisp clear sense of beauty. Average high temperatures for the months of December, January and February are around 30 degrees with the average lows around 15 degrees. With 300 inches of snow a year.
Some camps allow pets. Some don't. Some sites may add a nominal cleaning charge on top if you bring your pet. If you do bring a pet, you should be a responsible owner and ensure they are under control at all times. There’s plenty of room for them to run and many campsites will also provide a bed/basket for your pet. Do take care that your pets do not climb the furniture or disturb the campsite's livestock (if any). You can see the glamping site's pet policy on the particular Activity Detail page (Click on any of the activities above). For more details on bringing your pet into the Park please click here.
Each campsite is sure to provide facilities for access to electricity, water, showers and washrooms. The particulars may differ from campsite to campsite. Some sites may have a washroom and shower built inside a separate area in your tent. Some may have it near your camp as a shared facility between two tents. These facilities may range from essentials (toiletries, linen) to luxurious (Jacuzzi, bath salts etc.). Some campsites have all that you need including Wi-Fi while others are more basic and do not have electricity inside camps but provide lanterns for an evening glow.
The dining experience varies according to the type of glamping chosen. Luxurious ranches and cabins include a full culinary experience with several different menus on offer. Premium wine, beer, spirits and other beverages may be included and can be tailored to dietary restrictions and preferences. A children’s menu is also usually available. Many glamping sites will also have kitchen, campfire and BBQ facilities. In 'wilder' glamping settings, no food may be allowed in or around your tent. Opened drinks (other than water) and scented toiletries are also not advised. This is so as to not encourage bears (and other wildlife) near the camp. A lot of times, you can also choose to just stay on a B&B basis and have meals outside in the town or parks. Packed picnic lunches are provided by some hosts.
Yes! Glamping is the perfect outing for a family holiday. You can get your parents, children and even the family dog! There are activities suitable for everyone and a comfortable relaxing atmosphere with almost everything being taken care of by the staff. In Yellowstone, there's plenty for kids outside the park with an IMAX Theatre, a local city park and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. They offer special activities for kids between 5-12 years. Outside Glacier National Park too there's plenty to do. Amazing Fun Center, a family amusement park has go-karts, mini golf, water slides and more for kids and Big Sky Water Park too is perfect for a family summer vacation!
There is tons of stuff to do while visiting both Yellowstone Country and Glacier National Park, but many guests just enjoy spending a day relaxing at the camp. Walk to the river, hear the rustle of the trees, fish a bit if you feel like or go horseback riding! There's as much or as little to do as you like. Here is an extensive list of activities to do: 1. Horseback Riding A trip to Montana isn’t complete unless you ride through the vast expanse of verdant fields on a horse! With thousands of acres to explore this is an incredible way to see the landscape and experience it like the ranchers of old. You can ride through Montana's beautiful wildflower covered meadows, mountain passes and cross the rivers on horseback. Rides are available to riders of all levels of experience, from novice to expert in both Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park and everywhere in between. 2. Fishing Note that you will need a fishing license to fish in Montana. Montana has some of the best fishing in the world. Most lie within a few minutes drive of your glamping location. Most operators are also happy to arrange for one of the local guides to take you by boat or foot to find the perfect spot to cast a line. Yellowstone county boasts of some of the finest fly fishing in the world. You can cast your line in the River in the camp or book a guided experience. You can also take a drift boat or wade through the famous waters of Montana and have the experience of a lifetime. If you have a child, be sure to ask about the age restrictions. Apart from exploring the natural wonders of Glacier Natural park you can experience the following in Glacier: 1. Hiking Glacier National Park and the area around is a hiker’s paradise with over 700 miles of trails within the Park. 2. Bus / Helicopter Tours You can explore the area by bus or by helicopter to experience Glacier, with some of the best local experts who know the area better than anyone. 3. Whitewater Rafting Flathead River, one of Montana's wildest rivers, is fed by the surrounding glaciers and runs through some beautiful terrain. En route, you will have chances to see deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, osprey, bald eagles and more. There are options for every level so, you can take it easy or paddle in Class IV rapids. 4. Bicycling Glacier National Park has options to bike right inside the Nationa Park. Biking in Glacier is quickly catching on because of the fantastic biking trails and excellent weather. There are some restrictions, though, and we recommend that you get in touch with us to plan your road biking adventure. 5.Scenic Drives One of the most beautiful drives in the country, the Sun Road takes you through 52-miles of some of the most incredible scenery you’ll ever see. You’ll cross the Continental Divide, climb up to 7000 feet on Logan Pass and feast on the views of a lifetime! Built in the 1930s, it is a marvel of engineering and is a must for anyone visiting the area. Activities for kids! There's plenty of room to run free. And the Park has so much for kids to see. If you’re looking for family fun outside of the Park, the outdoor adventure options are endless. Amazing Fun Center, a family amusement park, is just a mile away with go-karts, mini golf, water slides and so much more for families and kids. Drive a few more miles and you’ll be at Big Sky Water Park, perfect for a family summer vacation. You can experience the following in Yellowstone National Park: 1. Kayaking Guided kayaking is a popular activity in Yellowstone. Guests are usually picked up and dropped-off from the camp itself. You can also rent a Kayak or Stand-up Paddle Board yourself. If you have children, be sure to ask about current age restrictions. 2. Rafting Rafting in the Gallatin river is an excellent adventure in the Yellowstone. Adventurers of all abilities will find a rafting experience here to match their wildest dreams! You can choose from raging rapids to scenic floats and paddle along the incredible natural beauty of Montana. 3. Guided tours A guided tour with a local expert is best suited if you really want to explore Yellowstone. Your trip can include things like wildlife watching, a day hike to a backcountry geyser basin, a photography safari, swimming in a thermally heated river, and seeing the sites that make Yellowstone America’s grandest Park. 4. Ziplining Ziplining is a classic activity in Montana. You can take in a bird’s eye view of the landscape. The zipline tours here will have you soaring above the Gallatin river and limestone cliffs, in an unforgettable exhilarating day out. 5. ATV Tours The Yellowstone region has abundant trails and a lifetime of sights to see. To thoroughly explore the landscape outside of the National Park, an ATV allows you maximum exploration in a day. Both single and double ATVs are available to rent through. Drivers must be over 18 and hold a valid drivers license. Helmets, insurance and maps of the area are usually supplied. 6. Mountain Biking Mountain bikers will revel in the hundreds of miles of trails surrounding our area. Road bikers will enjoy traveling through Yellowstone while off-road riders will enjoy our endless backcountry opportunities. Mountain bikes are available to rent.
The season depends on what type of accommodation you are booking. Glamping works all-year-round for ranch, lodge or cabin accommodation. But camping in Tents/Tipis is usually not possible during the winter months of October to March. April to September is great for glamping in Montana. There are special packages during Christmas and New Year’s. Please check in the respective activity page for exact details.
Glamping in Montana is usually around the Glacier National Park in the northwest part of the state and the Yellowstone National Park, located more south-central. But there are more campsites in between too.
Glamping is about getting back to nature without getting back to basics. It is a camping experience to connect with your surroundings without having to rough it. You won’t be living out of a rucksack and sleeping on the floor. From cabins and yurts to semi-permanent tents, glamping takes your camping experience to a whole new level. Imagine sitting around a camp fire on the banks of a river with your family on a warm summer evening just enjoying the time together. Some glamping experiences even have a camp chef! You also get to immerse in tons of outdoor activities ranging from canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking etc.